Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT), is a non-surgical and minimally evasive treatment for periodontal disease. LAPT allows the doctor to safely perform many soft tissue procedures in a fast, less expensive, gentle, and non-invasive way. It is also less painful than surgery.
We treat periodontal disease with gentle scaling and laser assisted therapy. The diode laser used in LAPT cuts and coagulates at the same time, facilitating immediate (homeostasis), faster postoperative healing time and fewer post-operative complications, like infection.
It simultaneously performs minor surgical procedures and eliminates bacteria from the area. Sutures are rarely needed for laser wounds and many soft tissue procedures around the gingiva can be completed without anesthesia. We use very delicate instruments to gently remove any debris and hard deposits that are adhering to your teeth. After removing the tartar and calculus, we use a diode laser to selectively treat the infected tissue around your teeth.
The laser destroys harmful bacteria that contributes to gum disease and activates the healing process of the soft tissue. We find that laser therapy also helps increase blood circulation at the bottom of diseased pockets and helps regenerate gum attachment. A series of treatments is completed once a week for approximately four weeks. With this approach, the vast majority of patients with 6 to 9 mm deep pockets can experience pocket reduction.
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